This is a great time of year. We can spend a little more time with our families and take time to recharge for the upcoming season. While winter can bring its challenges, I still think that working in the golf industry in this seasonal climate is great. I can’t imagine doing this job in Florida or Arizona where the courses never close. So make sure you use this time to your advantage and get ready for the new season in whatever way works best for you.
The OGSA Board will hold a 2 day planning session in early March to set goals and priorities for the upcoming year. We have an engaged and hard working Board, and we will have some new and exciting initiatives to share at a later time. On that note, we are always open to our member’s thoughts and ideas and so please contact a Board Member if you have any suggestions on how we can be better.
This is my second term as President which is a little unusual in recent times (although common at the beginning of the Association) and I thought I should share the reason. It’s actually very simple. I rose up the ranks of the Board more quickly than we had planned due to the fact that three people who were slated to be President before me either changed jobs to the supplier side or left the industry altogether. The Board felt that in order to maintain continuity and to allow our newer Board members to become more comfortable in their roles before moving up, that it would be best if I served a second term as President. I am honoured and happy to do so and as I have mentioned before, Sally, Courtney, and Laura do such a great job that it is a pleasure to serve on the Board.
As always, we are looking for volunteers for Board service and to write articles for ONCourse Magazine. Please contact Sally, or a Board member for more information.
Here’s to a great 2018!
President, Ontario Golf Superintendents' Association